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Lac-Mégantic

Dec 16, 2013 — Forty seven people died in July when a freight train derailed and dozens of tanks carrying oil exploded and caught fire. Much of Lac-Megantic was leveled. For the first time since then, freight cars will travel through this week. Officials say they'll only carry "dry goods." Residents are worried.
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Aug 13, 2013 — The railway whose crude oil-carrying train exploded in the center of Lac-Mgantic, Quebec, last month can no longer operate in Canada, the country's Transportation Agency says. The disaster resulted in more than 40 deaths and the destruction of many of the town's central buildings.
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Jul 22, 2013 — A freight train with more than 70 fuel-filled tankers derailed and exploded in a small town on the Maine border two weeks ago. Authorities are still searching in the rubble.
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Jul 11, 2013 — Twenty bodies have been recovered so far. Authorities hold out little hope that any of the 30 other people missing after Saturday's train derailments and explosions are still alive.
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Jul 10, 2013 — Investigators are looking at whether the brakes were properly set or if something was done to the train. At least 15 people were killed when freight cars loaded with oil derailed and exploded. Dozens more in the town of Lac-Mgantic are missing.
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Jul 9, 2013 — Even as the people of Lac-Mgantic whose homes weren't destroyed return, dozens of their neighbors remain missing. The town was devastated Saturday when a freight train derailed and tank cars filled with oil exploded.
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Jul 8, 2013 — Five people are known to have been killed when tank cars loaded with oil derailed and began exploding on Saturday. But when Monday dawned, another 40 people were still unaccounted for.
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Jan 24, 2014 — The blaze at a complex that housed the elderly quickly engulfed much of the building. Investigators were having a hard time searching for victims because water used to fight the flames had frozen over the scene. A key question: Why was the complex only partially fitted with sprinklers?
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